Lok Satta demands setting up of special court on asset case

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Hyderabad, Oct 16 (UNI) Lok Satta Party Convenor Jayaprakash Narayan today demanded that the state government should immediately constitute a special court to inquire into the issue of ''disproportionate'' assets of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Addressing a press conference here today, he said in view of the allegations and counter allegations between Dr Reddy and Mr Naidu, the investigation must be totally free from 'political pressures' and a special independent prosecutor with impeccable credentials should be appointed by the High Court Chief Justice to probe the issue.

He also demanded that the state government should promulgate an ordinance for confiscation of assets of corrupt public servants.

He also called for immediate implementation of Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act 1988, which precluded the person, who acquired the property in the name of another person, from claiming it as his or her own.

He said the state government must immediately constitute a special court for investigating corruption allegations against public servants under Section 3(1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, which enabled the state government to appoint as many judges as necessary.

UNI

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